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NECK, n. G. This word is properly the nape or vertebrae of the neck behind, and is so rendered in other languages, L. that is a knob or mass.

1. The part of an animals body which is between the head and the trunk, and connects them. In man and many other animals, this part is more slender than the trunk hence,
2. A long narrow tract of land projecting from the main body, or a narrow tract connecting two larger tracts as the neck of land between Boston and Roxbury.
3. The long slender part of a vessel,, as a retort or of a plant, as a gourd or of any instrument, as a guitar.

A stiff neck, in Scripture, denotes obstinacy in sin.

On the neck , immediately after following closely.

First by committing one sin on the neck of another.

This phrase is not much used. We more frequently say, on the heels.

To break the neck of an affair, to hinder, or to do the principal thing to prevent.

To harden the neck, to grow obstinate to be more and more perverse and rebellious. Nehemiah 9 .

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Neck'. King James Dictionary.

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